August 31, 2020
Call for New Development Officer
Hosted by Akin
Deadline: August 31, 2020
Reporting to the Fundraising subcommittee, this position works alongside Akin Co-Directors and the Fundraising subcommittee of the Board of Directors to support fundraising efforts and revenue generation across Akin Programs. Current and future initiatives include Akin Membership, grants and government funding, fundraising events, special campaigns and general undesignated donations.
Akin is a Toronto-based, artist-run social enterprise (consisting of sister organizations Akin Projects & Akin Collective) located on Ancestral Wendat territory and the territory of the Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee, providing affordable studio space to nearly 250 artists in its 8 locations and programs roughly 40 arts-based events per year across the city. Akin is run by artists, and is dedicated to providing a working environment that maintains a friendly and inspiring atmosphere where people can work on creative endeavours and entrepreneurial undertakings of all kinds. Akin builds community through monthly art critiques, workshops, open studio events, gallery tours, exhibitions, as well as various other art projects.
Adapting the Toronto Arts Council’s Equity Priority Group Policy, applicants who self-identify as belonging to one (or more) of Toronto Arts Council’s Equity Priority Groups (Persons of Colour, Deaf Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Persons Living with Mental Illness, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQIAP) will all be prioritized. We encourage applications from these communities and will endeavour to accommodate job applicants with a disability during the hiring process in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code guidelines and other applicable legislation.
Akin Projects has committed to at least 50% BIPOC representation at the Board and staff levels and has an ongoing commitment to anti-oppressive practices, equity and inclusion and an effort to engage diverse communities and artists in our organization and across our programs. This work includes Anti-Oppression training and the development of a revised Code of Conduct and needs assessment strategies.Akin is actively prioritizing self-identifying applicants from Black and Indigenous communities.